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What was the difference between your average preptest score and the real LSAT?

>+5
 18 (22.5%)
+3 tor 4
 4 (5%)
+1 or 2
 8 (10%)
0
 9 (11.3%)
- 1 or 2
 2 (2.5%)
- 3 to 4
 13 (16.3%)
>-5
 14 (17.5%)
I didn't take any practice tests.
 12 (15%)

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Re: Do You Think The Congressional Page Program Should Be Terminated?
« Reply #150 on: May 15, 2009, 10:19:45 AM »

The generation of Mireille Mathieu



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZWCuTRs5Sc&feature=related


Ah Acropolis! Such a great place to visit! I've been only once in Greece (my brother used to live there) and I surely did take advantage to visit it! I can safely say that Athens is famous mostly because of Acropolis and its ancient history! When I immigrated to the US (my brother got me and several others to the US on a special C visas :) all the people at my work was jealous I had been in Athens! 


Yeah right, jealous! Athens stinks and has a reputation of being a quite dirty city among tourists!

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Re: The Little Old Lady
« Reply #151 on: May 23, 2009, 12:01:02 PM »

Speaking of virgins/whores, here it is a joke:

Jesus came upon a small crowd who had surrounded a young woman they believed to be an adulteress. They were preparing to stone her to death.

To calm the situation, Jesus said: "Whoever is without sin among you, let them cast the first stone."

Suddenly, an old lady at the back of the crowd picked up a huge rock and lobbed it at the young woman, scoring a direct hit on her head. The unfortunate young lady collapsed dead on the spot.

Jesus looked over towards the old lady and said: "Mum, sometimes you really piss me off."


On the Internet the joke's last line goes, "Mom, sometimes you really piss me off." Would you claim ownership of a new joke by having made the modification?


Hahaha - you're so funny! ;)


"Funny" as it may seem, by using "Mum" instead of "Mom" the joke is transformed into a different one..


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Re: Do You Think The Congressional Page Program Should Be Terminated?
« Reply #153 on: November 22, 2010, 04:53:18 PM »
Hayde, looks like people in here have too much spare time in their hands...

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Re: Do You Think The Congressional Page Program Should Be Terminated?
« Reply #154 on: January 29, 2011, 06:46:14 PM »

http://youtube.com/watch?v=DmVLXUiaaXA&feature=related


Rafaella Carra's "A Far l'Amore Comincia Tu," episio?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTaE2BoCtNI&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bppENAIrM_w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0iq1rS1j5s&feature=related


Rafaella is indeed one of a kind, a great artist!


Anything more substantial to say?!


Hayde, is it "Hayde" your real name? The reason I am asking is because I've known people with the name "Haydee," but have never seen anything like yours.. Just curious, you know..
If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

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Re: Rare blue diamond sells for record $9.5 million
« Reply #155 on: April 27, 2011, 02:34:24 PM »


Cut is considered by some appraisers to be the most important one out of the 4Cs.



The word "cut" actually refers to two different traits: 1) overall shape and 2) the make -- how well the shape is cut, including proportions, finish, and symmetry. On this page we will discuss how the basic shape of a diamond significantly affects the price. The primary wholesale price list (published monthly as the Rapaport Diamond Report gives prices for 3 shapes.  Rounds and marquise shapes have their own unique price charts, while the charts for pear shapes are used for all other shapes.



BTW, The Rapaport Diamond Report is the monthly wholesale diamond price list used by dealers worldwide to keep up with changing market prices. But the list is not easy to use, in fact, most stores use the list incorrectly and pass their ignorance on to consumers when they sell stones. The Rapaport Diamond Report is intended for use in all situations in the diamond market. It is used by new, one-time buyers in New York City looking for a single stone, and it is also used by dealers who trade in millions of carats every year. So the prices on the Rapaport list are high cash asking prices used as the starting point for negotiations. Different dealers can buy at different discounts from this list. These discounts are the key. If your dealer is well-connected, he can buy at better discounts. If he is efficient and keeps costs down, he can offer you a diamond at such a good price that it's almost like buying wholesale.

http://wholesalediamonds.pricescope.com/

But it is complicated. Every shape sells at different discounts. Some shapes are not discounted at all. And these days, the cut grade of a diamond can make a huge difference in the discounts. Ideal cuts can actually sell for more than Rap, even to a dealer in the case of a super-ideal, which is what we call stones that have hearts and arrow patterns.





A Sotheby's employee displays a rare vivid blue diamond ring weighing 7.03 carats, during a preview at Sotheby's in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 6, 2009. It is estimated to fetch US$5.8 to 8.5 million when it comes to auction in Geneva on May 12, at which point the buyer will have the honor of naming the diamond as the first owner of the stone.

GENEVA (Reuters) – A flawless vivid blue diamond weighing 7.03 carats sold Tuesday for a record 10.5 million Swiss francs ($9.49 million), the highest price paid per carat for any gemstone at auction, Sotheby's said. The rectangular-shaped blue stone, the rarest to enter the international market this year, went to an anonymous buyer bidding by telephone after hectic bidding see-sawed between two callers for 15 minutes. It was the centrepiece of its semi-annual sale in Geneva, conducted by David Bennett, chairman of Sotheby's jewelry department in Europe and the Middle East, who said the results showed the market's resilience despite the economic downturn.

"This is already a new world record price for a fancy vivid blue diamond and a new world record per carat for any gemstone (at auction)," Bennett told reporters. "It is fantastic in this market and shows that these rare things are very much in demand," he said. The final price includes a commission paid by the buyer to the auction house. The stone sets a record price per carat for any gemstone sold at auction of $1,349,752, Sotheby's said. The previous record price for a fancy vivid blue diamond was $7.9 million, including commission, for a stone weighing 6.04 carats at sale in Hong Kong in October 2007, also by Sotheby's. The new owner will have the right to name the stone, which is mounted in a platinum ring. The pre-sale catalog estimate was 6.8 million to 10 million francs, excluding commission. The hammer price excluding commission was 9.3 million francs.

It was put up for sale by London-listed Petra Diamonds, which extracted it last year from the historic Cullinan mine in South Africa, the world's most regular supplier of blue diamonds of size and quality. Blue are the rarest of the diamond family after reds. "To have a stone mined last year and cut the early part of this year so it is absolutely virgin coming straight from the mine has never happened before," Bennett said. "This is one of the extremely rare substances in our universe." The sale fetched a total of 39.5 million swiss francs ($35.7 million) for 266 lots which found new owners, while another 80 pieces were stranded on the block. "In this general economic environment to see $35 million worth sold in a session shows a lot about the resilience of fine jewels no matter what the climate," Bennett said. Fresh stones to the market, including coloured diamonds, fetched good prices, the Briton said.


I am sure there is another board where to post this information..

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Re: Do You Think The Congressional Page Program Should Be Terminated?
« Reply #156 on: April 29, 2011, 04:35:58 PM »

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.


Hahaha - your so funny, countryman!

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Re: Do You Think The Congressional Page Program Should Be Terminated?
« Reply #157 on: May 22, 2011, 01:38:59 PM »

LOL ayn, I know what ya mean! ;)


We all know what s/he means, Troy! And it's not just us who know about the whole matter -- in details! If we still do not say or do anything, it's not because we don't know...


What do you mean, dru???

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Greek Debt: How Much for the Acropolis?
« Reply #158 on: July 31, 2011, 02:48:27 PM »

http://youtube.com/watch?v=DmVLXUiaaXA&feature=related


Rafaella Carra's "A Far l'Amore Comincia Tu," episio?



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTaE2BoCtNI&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bppENAIrM_w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0iq1rS1j5s&feature=related



She belongs to another generation - my parents were familiar with her!


The generation of Mireille Mathieu



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPvKRDnAz5A&feature=related


Ah Acropolis! Such a great place to visit! I've been only once in Greece (my brother used to live there) and I surely did take advantage to visit it! I can safely say that Athens is famous mostly because of Acropolis and its ancient history! When I immigrated to the US (my brother got me and several others to the US on special C visas :) all the people at my work was jealous I had been in Athens!


By now Greece is for sale. Including its famous Acropolis.



Finland wants collateral (the Acropolis?) to support a second bailout.

http://www.ipoliticalrisk.com/2011/07/finland-eyes-acropolis-as-greek-debt.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1255449/Greece-debt-crisis-German-MPs-suggest-Greek-Islands-Acropolis-sale.html

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Re: Do You Think The Congressional Page Program Should Be Terminated?
« Reply #159 on: August 02, 2011, 02:56:57 PM »

Not really! As the glut of excess lawyers continues unabated (and as technology makes many things possible with far fewer lawyers) further adjustments are not far behind. Currently, the top 10-15% (gradewise) from 1st tier schools (roughly, the 40 or so best schools in the U.S.) go to two kinds of jobs. They go to "traditional firms" (these firms used to hire from the top 50%) and government jobs (that used to go to the bottom 50% of the class from the bottom 50% of the schools). Worse, after a year of so of looking for work, the very status of length out of law school is a permanent barrier to most employment. A history in a small firm, as a solo or in a District Attorney's Office qualifies an attorney only to go to work for herself or himself.

The "ticket punching" era has come to an end -- in some states slowly, in some states with great drama. In one instance (when the great "crunch" hit Texas) schools went from full placement by Christmas of the senior year to 20% placement at graduation in the course of one class. Virtually all of the Harvard class of '75 made partner by the 10-year reunion. Of the Harvard class of '85, so few made partner by the 10-year reunion it was a Section B front page story in the Wall Street Journal.


What really gets me is how goes the site allows posters with avatars such as this one's? Is this place for law students or law whores?


Try to be a lil' bit more open-minded Hayde! :)